Department: Advisors

[caption id="attachment_836" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tara Mayer, Graduate Advisor[/caption] Tara Mayer is a writer and editor, specializing in essay and memoir. Her work grapples with queerness, femininity, and mental health through atypical perspectives which serve to hold a mirror to readers like herself, staring down stigmas and approaching questions of identity. If not reading or writing, she can be found listening to David Bowie while smothering her cat with unwanted affection. ID: Tara smiles, surrounded by plants and faerie lights. She wears an orange long sleeved shirt and black pants. She has light olive skin, curly brown hair with a blond streak over her right eye, brown eyes, and glasses.

Tara Mayer

[caption id="attachment_841" align="alignleft" width="200"] Nicole Pendleton, Graduate Advisor[/caption] Nicole Pendleton is an essayist and occasional cartoonist. She lives with her husband and dog in Clearwater, Florida. ID: Illustration of Nicole on a blue background. Nicole sits and hugs her knees to her chest. She has short brown hair, brown eyes, glasses, and an eyebrow piercing. She wears a gray sweater, black pants, and black boots.

Nicole Pendleton

Laurie Uttich, the faculty advisor for the Cypress Dome Society, believes the act of creating any type of art is an act of courage. It is her great honor to work with the brave peeps of this group who apply their creativity, passion, and editing skills to magnify the stories of those in our UCF community. Secretly, she believes that writers and artists are from the Island of Misfit Toys and it's her great pleasure to hang with other spotted elephants, water pistols that squirt jelly, and birds that swim instead of fly.

Laurie Uttich